• Creator
  • McCurdy, James G.
  • Created Date
  • 1900~
  • Description
  • By the turn of the century, indigenous seafarers adapted cloth sails, usually of the sprit-rig type common on sailing ships’ longboats. Traditional sails of woven mats and wood slats had been used prior to the arrival of Europeans, but they were replaced by cloth once the native peoples began bartering with the newcomers. This photograph was probably taken in Port Townsend Bay or along the Strait of Juan de Fuca.James McCurdy was born in Port ... more
    By the turn of the century, indigenous seafarers adapted cloth sails, usually of the sprit-rig type common on sailing ships’ longboats. Traditional sails of woven mats and wood slats had been used prior to the arrival of Europeans, but they were replaced by cloth once the native peoples began bartering with the newcomers. This photograph was probably taken in Port Townsend Bay or along the Strait of Juan de Fuca.James McCurdy was born in Port Townsend, on Washington’s Olympic Peninsula, in 1872. He spent many years of his childhood in Neah Bay and returned to Port Townsend in 1894. McCurdy was a banker, author, and active photographer, especially of the people and maritime activities of Washington’s Olympic Peninsula. He died in 1942. (Charles T. Hommel, A Guide to Historical Photograph Collections in Seattle, p. 33.). less
  • Format
  • image
    photograph
    Image/JPEG